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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
there were gaps in care once patients left the hospital. >> dr. michael landberg is the chief medical officer at cedars-sinai. since last november his hospital has been working to reduce readmissions, sending medical staff to monitor the health of frequent flyer patients like freda robbins at home. >> in '98 over 52. >> in the past year the hospital reports a 60% reduction in its readmission rate saving an estimated $4 million to medicare and private insurance. >> we can actually find solutions to this problem that is good for the patient and good for our community. >> take a deep breath, in and out. >> robbins is just glad that her days as a frequent flyer are over. >> good. >> i'm just going to stay home. >> you're getting off board. >> i am absolutely getting off board. >> the hospital plans on expanding the program and making more house calls. >> oh yeah, i look much better within ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> jeff: just ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", russia says thanks but no thanks to u.s. aid >> the u.s. agency for international development closed its offices in russia t
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